Who killed Wharlest Jackson? In the upcoming documentary “American Reckoning,” an unsolved 1960s murder reveals an untold story of the civil rights movement and Black resistance. From FRONTLINE and Retro Report with support from Chasing the Dream, the feature-length documentary draws on rarely seen footage filmed more than 50 years ago in Natchez, Mississippi, and follows the Jackson family’s search for justice.

“American Reckoning” is a FRONTLINE Production with 371 Productions in association with Retro Report. The producers, writers, and directors are Brad Lichtenstein (When Claude Got Shot and As Goes Janesville) and Yoruba Richen (The Killing of Breonna Taylor and The Sit In: Harry Belafonte Hosts the Tonight Show). The executive producer for Retro Report is Kyra Darnton. The executive producers for FRONTLINE’s “Un(re)solved” initiative are Dawn Porter and Raney Aronson-Rath. The executive producer of FRONTLINE is Raney Aronson-Rath.

“American Reckoning” premieres on FRONTLINE (PBS) on Tuesday, February 15 at 10/9c.

Support for Un(re)solved provided by PBS; the Corporation for Public Broadcasting; the Abrams Foundation; the Jonathan Logan Family Foundation; The WNET Group’s Chasing the Dream, a public media initiative that examines poverty, justice, and economic opportunity in America, with major funding by The JPB Foundation and additional funding from The Peter G. Peterson and Joan Ganz Cooney Fund; the GBH Catalyst Fund; the FRONTLINE Journalism Fund with major support from Jon and Jo Ann Hagler on behalf of the Jon L. Hagler Foundation; the Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund; the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center; The Barbra Streisand Foundation; and Unity Software, Inc. through its Unity Charitable Fund, a fund of the Tides Foundation. Funding for FRONTLINE is provided through the support of PBS viewers and by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Major funding for FRONTLINE is provided by the Ford Foundation. Additional funding is provided by the Abrams Foundation; the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; Park Foundation; and the FRONTLINE Journalism Fund with major support from Jon and Jo Ann Hagler on behalf of the Jon L. Hagler Foundation.